Saturday, 14 December 2013

Here is the tree. Watch Daisy undecorate the tree!

Daisy was eating its hat. Little twit.
When I was a kid we always went and cut down a tree in the old days. However, with cats and all, and not always having many visitors, hubby brought me a fake tree, bought after the season on sale.
It seems to work for us!

Cats have always been a fun part of Christmas. They are small enough to climb and get into trouble!
Daisy is trouble indoors and out!


Most of my ornaments my mom and dad bought me when I was in high school.
I traveled to Sudbury or Thunder Bay (I forget!) for a friend's wedding. It was cold and dark and lonely!

When I returned home, they'd been out to cut a large tree and they'd bought a small one for my bedroom!

The little tree was adorable, and had little lights and teeny ornaments. I kept them all. My mother so adored Christmas! She began playing Christmas Carols in the last week of August, when she returned to work.

Lovely, with hand-sewn sequins!
My late mother was a faithful volunteer. She put these ornaments together from a kit, donated to the church, back in 2004 or so. They were labour intensive, and they were to be sold for $10, according to the head bazaar lady, and it struck me that she'd put hours into this.
I went to their church bazaar and bought them, as I adored them. I paid more than the $10, too.
Someone keeps stealing Shaun Sheep, too! (He is new this year!)
The creche I made many years ago.
Every morning he's on the floor!
Jesse made this star years ago!
She keeps stealing them!
You cannot see me.
I am not here.

Linking to: Camera-Critters #297 and Saturday's Critters #2 !

20 comments:

eileeninmd said...

Nice memories of Christmases past! Your kitties are cute, hiding in the tree. Love the ornaments! Thanks for linking up to my Saturday's Critters. Have a happy weekend!

Olga said...

Oh, what a clever little kitty!

EG CameraGirl said...

Cats and Christmas trees make a fun combination, that's for sure! ;))

VioletSky said...

Cats and tree ornaments are adorable - and a hazard!

Carver said...

Wonderful shots and memories. I like your black and white shot on the other blog but didn't comment since I don't use google plus and it wouldn't let me comment my regular way.

Unknown said...

what a clever cat and such a fun memory I have one that cleans the bottom of the tree nightly love it

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Lovely Christmas memories! And your little sneak-thief is adorable. Maybe she needs her own creche ;>)

acreativeharbor.com said...

Wonderful post and fantastic photos of the 'cat thief' and your memory making holiday decorations ~ thanks, carol, xxx

Powell River Books said...

Reminds me of all the ornaments Mom made over the years. I have a set in Powell River and a set here in Bellingham. Wherever we decide to have Christmas we are set. We now only have a small table tree, but way back when it was a six footer covered with her hand made items. It was just beautiful. - Margy

Tina Fariss Barbour said...

Sweet Christmas memories! Your cat is a sweetie. Our cat Chase Bird doesn't seem interested in the tree, but our late kitties, especially our two girls, liked to chew and climb when given the chance. :-)

SquirrelQueen said...

You have some wonderful Christmas memories. The cats are adorable playing with the ornaments and hiding in the tree.

Happy Weekend!

Kay said...

This was such a fun post and I had to laugh at your kitties' antics. Your holiday memories are beautiful and something to always treasure.

A Quiet Corner said...

LOL! You caught her in the act...awesome!...:)JP

bailey-road.com said...

Cute shots of the mischievous cat!

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

I remember my days making crafts for the church bazaar, it was fun. Your cat sure is sneaky, stealing and moving decorations around. I know, you her anyway!

Hilary said...

How very sweet of you to buy your mother's crafts back for her. The cat behind the star is a hoot.

Karen said...

Your little twit is so cute!

lessandragr said...

Don't you just love your little kitty - devil though they may be! When I first put up our optical Christmas tree with tiny, slowly blinking lights, our cat, Sunny got under it and started chewing on the optical fibers! I stopped that really fast - didn't want her to get a shock or short-circuit all the lights!

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari Om
Delightful!! Love that last photo of Daisy...perhaps she fancies being the tree top decoration &*> YAM xx

Cynthia said...

Daisy is a hoot. My cat is death on the Christmas tree and ornaments, also. It's annoying, but how can I deny her her idea of Christmas joy!